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The Masterminds are a confederation of criminal elements that collectively rule most of Gotham, having seized up most of the power that was once held by Carmine Falcone and Sal Maroni. The Masterminds are mostly free to run their own operation as they see fit but meet together as needed to work through internal disputes or conduct other business.


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     The Joker
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The Joker, Clown Prince of Crime, is Batman's known arch-nemesis. An agent of chaos known for his malicious plots, wacky gadgets and insidious smile, he has caused Batman more suffering than any other villain he has ever faced.

  • Acquired Poison Immunity: Based on his daughter Lucy's immunity to Joker Venom inherited from him, it's very likely he coded the Venom to his own genetic code, making him immune to it.
  • Arch-Enemy: As always, no one has caused Batman more personal pain than the Clown Prince of Crime.
  • Ax-Crazy: One of his main characteristics is his willingness to psycho on anyone, including his own henchmen.
  • Bad Boss: Willing to casually kill his own henchmen for any reason, be it part of a plan, for amusement, or simply on a whim.
  • Berserk Button: The Joker loves it when people laugh with him, whether genuine or not, but if someone laughs at him, they're most likely already dead.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: The Joker breaks the fourth wall occasionally. For example, He addressed the writer of the story, and sometimes seems perfectly aware of his status as a comic book villain. He also displays a certain amount of Medium Awareness, by handling his own speech text or talking to the camera. This is likely part of the idea his insanity has allowed him to become aware of things other people don't realize.
  • Cop Killer: Sometimes police officers are among the Joker's victims.
  • Critical Psychoanalysis Failure: Happens frequently, though this may be an indication of the competence of the staff at Arkham. One such time was with Dr. Harleen Quinzel, who bought his story hook, line and sinker and declared him sane, then broke him out of Arkham and started dating him (of course, her exact analysis was that he was utilizing Obfuscating Insanity and it's implied that she was actually right, so perhaps she was the only good doctor at Arkham after all...)
  • The Corrupter: His insanity can be highly contagious.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Insanity aside, sometimes the Joker's plans and methods are so out there they just seem stupid. Despite appearances, he's usually very cunning, and always very dangerous.
  • The Dreaded: Easily one of the most feared villains in the entire DC universe.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Joker thinks he's uncontrollably insane, and wants the Creeper to get away from him, so it's more like "Even Insanity Has Standards."
  • Evil Genius: Though rarely the focus of his character, Joker is usually an extremely gifted chemist, constantly creating new and better versions of his signature laughing gas. He's also (unsurprisingly) a skilled planner on par with Batman himself, in addition to being extremely charismatic and manipulative when he wants to be.
  • Evil Is Hammy: Well, where's the fun in having inhibitions?
  • Evil Laugh: He is the archetypical example of the first type of exception (The Joker is also a bona-fide psycho and a Monster Clown, prone to impressive cackling).
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Whether he was in fact a failing stand-up comedian or a two-bit criminal in the beginning, his One Bad Day turned him from Joe Blue Collar Average into a horrific monstrosity that frightens other villains.
  • For the Evulz: The usual motives of the Joker.
  • It Amused Me: His raison d'etre. Why kill people in horrific ways, ruin their lives, and generally make the entire universe a worse place than he left it? Because it's funny.
  • Joker Immunity: The Trope Codifier
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: There's a strong possibility he's the father of Lonnie Machin/Anarky, and it's also likely that he's the brother of Vicki Vale.
  • Monster Clown: He's a good representative of everything scary about clowns.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: No one, not even the Joker himself, are quite sure what's his true origin, although Joker seems convinced it only took "one bad day" for him to become who he is.
  • The Nicknamer: He's prone to giving nicknames to allies and enemies alike. Sometimes affectionate, sometimes snarky, but always undesired. Calling Batman "Batsy" or "Bats" and Robin "boy blunder" are probably his most iconic.
  • Only Known By His Nickname: He's only known as The Joker, or "J" / "Mr. J".
  • OOC Is Serious Business: A general rule of thumb: If the Joker isn't smiling, something very bad is about to happen.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Usually goes to the Masterminds' meetings to entertain himself, sometimes with actual popcorn.
  • Purple Is Powerful: Purple is one of Joker's three colors (along with white and green) and he is powerful.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: His signature purple coat, green hair and orange vest.
  • Slasher Smile: He wears one almost by default.
  • The Sociopath: A skilled and gleeful manipulator, a vicious butcher who brutally tortures and murder others simply because he thinks it's funny, extraordinarily impulsive given that he’s prone to turning his murderous urges on his own men on a whim or because one upset him in some way, shape or form, and has not even the vaguest notion of empathy, neither for his men or his victims.
  • Stalker with a Crush: The Joker seems to have a certain fondness for Vicki Vale and has never intentionally hurt her, even going so far as to shoot one of his men who bruised her face while kidnapping her. Also, while incarcerated at Arkham, Joker writes letters to Vicki. She passes them off to Bruce for analysis into Joker's psychological state. They are, surprisingly, not that deranged and seem actually quite mundane.
  • Would Hurt a Child: He killed Jason Todd while the boy was an underage minor.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has neon green hair caused by the chemicals he fell into.

     Penguin (Oswald Cobblepot)
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Intelligent, rich and sophisticated; Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot puts up a gentlemanly front, but behind closed doors he is the angered, power hungry criminal known as The Penguin.

  • Acrofatic: Pretty quick for someone so rotund.
  • Arms Dealer: If there's one thing Penguin is protective of, is his control over all weapons' traffic in Gotham.
  • Badass Normal: He might be short and portly, but he's expert fencer and marksman.
  • Bad Boss: Despite being overall much more sane and composed than the other Batman rogues, he will not hesitate to brutally murder and abuse his minions at the slightest transgression.
  • Classy Cane: Or Classy Umbrella in any case. He's rarely seen without one. He will use his umbrella as a cane to help him walk sometimes.
  • Composite Character: Not precisely himself but his family, which originate from different continuities:
    • Tucker is his father in the Post-Crisis and New 52, but Miranda is the name of the mother in Post-Crisis. In New 52 her name is Esther, who becomes his aunt instead.
    • Jason, William and Robert are his brothers in New 52.
    • Millie Jane was a girl who lived in Gotham in the 19th century in the Gotham Academy.
    • His ancestor Theodore Cobblepot is a character in Gotham Underground.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Ozzie, Pengers, Pengy and Sardine Breath.
  • Evil Cripple: Has a significant limp and is one of the many ruthless crimelords of Gotham and one of Batman's most persistent foes.
  • Evil Debt Collector: More Apathetic than evil. Not long after graduating college and prior to officially becoming a criminal, Cobblepot was unable to make a required payment because his mother's long illness had run up enormous debts, and everything in his store including the birds who were Oswald's only companions were seized by creditors.
  • Fat Bastard: He's usually portrayed as fairly portly.
  • Freudian Excuse: Teased and bullied by other children and rejected both at school and his family's wealthy circle for his appearance, lonely socially-awkward little Oswald, despite yearning for human company, turned to his mother's pet birds as his only friends because they wouldn't judge the strange-looking misfit. His overbearing mother, the only one to show him affection, suffers a stroke and became invalid, leaving him with a great deal of debt that sent their holdings into foreclosure and he loses everything he had clung to for security, the prosperity, the pets, even the birds get repossessed. Cobblepot, strapped for cash, went to a known criminal and his confederates, and offered his services, only to be kicked out and mocked for his appearance.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: The Penguin was little more than an unpopular child who was teased by other kids because of his appearance. When his mother died, her long illness costing him so much that the bank foreclosed on the family business, he turned to crime, only to be mocked by criminals too. This caused him to find some backbone that he never realized he had, stand up for himself by taking over a criminal gang by force, and eventually become one of Batman's greatest enemies.
  • Hidden Depths: Unsurprisingly for someone themed after a bird, he's an expert ornithologist.
  • High-Class Glass: His signature monocle. He's so used to it he squints when he doesn't have it.
  • I Have Many Names: Abner Boniface, Matthew Richardson, Ron Cey, The Blackbird of Banditry, the Buccaneer of Birds, The Foul-Feathered Fowl, The Gentleman of Crime, The Grotesque Bird of Ill-Omen, Patient #61992, The Pedantic Patriarch of Predators, Lord Cobblepot.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Umbrellas. It also serves as a metaphor for the Penguin's character and nature.
  • Mad Scientist: He's a gifted engineer who usually makes his umbrellas and other mechanisms himself when not delegating the job to his employees to save time and uses his devices in his schemes.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Through his late mother Miranda Cobblepot, he's the first cousin of Unity Kinkaid-Walker. He's also Ignatius Ogilvy's father.
  • Sinister Schnoz: His signature pointy, beak-like nose.
  • Wicked Pretentious: As is usual for the character, he's a violent thug who wears fancy clothes and runs an upscale nightclub.
  • You Need a Breath Mint: Thanks to his love of eating sardines.

     The Riddler (Edward Nygma) 

     Two-Face (Harvey Dent)
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Formerly the D.A. of Gotham City, Harvey Dent was a friend of Bruce until he had acid thrown onto the left side of his face by the Joker, scarring him for life. The incident drove Harvey insane and he became Two-Face, obsessed with chance and always carrying a double-headed coin, which he flips to determine his every decision.

  • Ax-Crazy: In terms of being completely unpredictable; he can switch from a vicious but well-meaning antihero to a sadistic psychopath at any given moment. All it takes is one coin flip.
  • Badass Normal: Despite being one of Batman's most prominent villains, Two-Face doesn't actually have any special powers.
  • Beauty to Beast: As one side of his face shows, he was handsome before the acid incident.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: Two-Face is a very clever opponent. He often comes up with cunning plans to achieve his goals and he has also shown some degree of skill as a detective.
  • Duality Motif: Ever since he became Two-Face, he's been obsessed with duality as seen in his outfits. In Arkham he even damages his prison suit on one side to replicate that duality.
  • Facial Horror: Currently supplies his bio's image.
  • Fallen Hero: Used to be district attorney and fairly good one too.
  • Guns Akimbo: Much less than you'd think, but still there occasionally.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Harvey Dent is one of the only inmates in Arkham who is actually trying to rehabilitate himself rather than treating Arkham as a second home. Unfortunately, Two-Face isn't open to rehabilitation since he knows it will kill him. Harvey's efforts always end in failure and tears.
  • Tragic Villain: His fall from grace is the end result of one tragedy that allowed his repressed mental-issues to boil over his mind broke.
  • Two-Faced: He serves as the Trope Namer as well as the Trope Codifier.
  • Two-Headed Coin: Harvey Dent uses one of these, but then one side gets scratched up, making it back into a fair coin. Its emotional/symbolic significance to Two-Face makes it a #1 Dime as well.
  • We Used to Be Friends: He and Bruce were once childhood friends and he was an ally of Batman, but now he's one of its most dangerous criminals.

     Black Mask (Roman Sionis)
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A ruthless Gotham mob boss and leader of the False Face Society, known for his extreme hatred for Bruce Wayne and sadistic talent for torturing his victims.

  • Badass in a Nice Suit: His trademark white fancy business suit.
  • Bad Boss: He regularly beats or kills his own henchmen for little to no reason, can make one wonder who would still want to work for him.
  • Color Character: Black Mask.
  • Does Not Like Women: He's noticeably and considerably nastier to his female victims than his male ones, not that he treats them particularly well.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Really, really loves torturing women. That's not to say that he doesn't also do it to men (because he does), but when he does it to women, he does it with a special zeal and plenty of comments evocative of this sentiment.
  • Knight of Cerebus: When he's not being Laughably Evil, he's among the darkest of Batman's foes.
  • Made of Iron: Part of what makes him an effective hand-to-hand combatant. He's definitely not as skilled as Batman or Catwoman, but he's a big man who can hit hard and take a lot of punishment.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Loves his mask, and loves to kill people.
  • Mugging the Monster: Thought he could easily kidnap, torture and kill Maximilian Stavropoulos during the Cataclysm, only for the newly awakened Maxie Zeus to turn the tables on him, torturing him in return. The only reason he survived the encounter was due to the power grid being cut off. Since then he has never attempted to encroach on Zeus' territory.
  • Torture Technician: Loves to torture his victims.
  • Villain in a White Suit: Has a white business suit and he's one ruthless and dangerous mobster.

     Alexandra Kosov
A crime boss in Gotham City who runs the Odessa mob. She lost an eye at some point but is easily recognizable by the distinctive blue gem in her eye socket.
  • Blondes Are Evil: She's blonde haired and a dangerous enforcer of Black Mask.
  • The Dragon: Serves as Sionis' right-hand lieutenant.
  • Eye Scream: She lost her left eye as result that she got a blue gem on her left eye socket. She herself is the one who stabbed her own eye with the scalpel she used to stab her own father's eye, killing him from shock.
  • Glass Eye: Replaced her missing eye with a blue gem.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: Alexandra is able to shoot perfectly aimed shoots at small objects like ropes with extraordinary precision.
  • Mafia Princess: She became the leader of the Odessa Mob after her father's death.
  • The Queenpin: She is the head of the Odessa mob family.
  • Villain in a White Suit: Dresses in white and she's an enforcer of Black Mask.

     Ignatius Ogilvy

     Great White Shark (Warren White)

A crooked financier who pleaded insanity to escape a prison sentence, Warren White was sent to Arkham Asylum where he was scarred, mutilated, and gradually driven insane by the other inmates.

  • Alliterative Name: Warren White.
  • Animal Motifs: He was a corporate shark and even his passwords were shark oriented before his accident.
  • Bald of Evil: Lost his hair and sanity in Mr. Freeze's cell.
  • Color Animal Codename: He goes by the Great White Shark moniker.
  • Facial Horror: He was locked in a freezer until his hair, nose, lips and ears fell off due to frostbite.
  • Fingore: The frostbite also took six fingertips, forcing him to get prosthetic fingers.
  • From Nobody to Nightmare: Went from The Chew Toy for all the other Arkham inmates to one of the most influent mob bosses in Gotham City after his transformation.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has a lot of scars since his days in Arkham, the more noticeable being those on his neck who looks like gills, courtesy of Killer Croc.
  • Pragmatic Villainy: He's considered the most profitable of all the Masterminds, being mostly focused in being a Corrupt Corporate Executive.
  • Shark Man: Not actually a Fish Person, but close enough.

     Tally Man

     Query and Echo (Diedre Vance and Nina Damfino) 

The Laugh Pack

  • Beware the Silly Ones: They are a gang that dresses like clowns, uses gag and gimmicky weaponry, and work for one of the most dangerous criminals in the entirety of Gotham.
  • Bright Is Not Good: They all dress like clowns, most of them in bright colors, yet they're one of the most dangerous gangs in Gotham.
  • Composite Character: The Laugh Pack is combined with the Jokerz of 2027, with most of its members assimilated into the Joker's original gang.
  • Monster Clown: They all work for the Joker, and most of them are dangerous clowns in one way or the other.

     Harley Quinn (Harleen Quinzel) 

     Hellequin (Marian Drews)
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The second Harley Quinn, Marian Drews has adopted the Hellequin persona as a means of attracting the Joker back to her side once more.

  • Affably Evil: Much like Harley, she's not that much of a bad person when separated from the Joker.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Both her costume and civilian outfits shows her navel.
  • Batter Up!: Her Weapon of Choice is a baseball bat.
  • Canada, Eh?: She's from Maple City, Canada.
  • Composite Character: Hellequin's real name is Marian Drews, the Neo Joker of Batman: White Knight who's the narrative for the current and controversial interpretation of Harley Quinn in the New 52, Rebirth, DCEU, and to an extent the Arkham games.
  • Cool Gun: Hellequin's gun is is a bit over sized, both for comedic effect and to pack a ridiculously massive caliber bullet. It ain't called "The Last Laugh" for nothing!
  • Foil: Marian and Harley are both Joker's Unwitting Pawns while Harleen is the first (and real) Harley Quinn and Marian the second (and "Fake") Harley. Marian wields a baseball bat while Harley uses a giant mallet. She wears red and blue Hot Topic clothing while Harley uses red and black jester motif.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Another deliberate choice to imitate Harley.
  • Gone Horribly Right: Amanda Waller wanted someone capable of turning into Harley Quinn to gain the Joker's trust, well, she got it.
  • Multicolored Hair: She sports blonde hair with red and blue pigtails.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Her costume featured a tiny, barely closed corset.
  • Perky Female Minion: Takes over as this from Harley.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the maternal aunt of Megan "Meg" Boyer, the current host of Loma Shade a.k.a Shade the Changing Girl in Earth-27.
  • Replacement Goldfish: Deliberately one of Harley Quinn. Waller decided to use Hellequin in place of Harley Quinn for deployments of the Suicide Squad and Secret Six. Many of the operatives didn't notice the switch until they had already grown fond of this new Harley. But there was one who was none thrilled by this new clown on the block. The O.G. Harley Quinn came out of hiding with Poison Ivy and Catwoman at her side. The Gotham City Sirens had decided that Joker's abandonment of Harley for a younger model was the last straw.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does.
  • Undying Loyalty: to Joker. Though, like the Harley before her, Marian's love for Joker would wax and wane, usually coming and going based on Joker's proximity to his motley moll.
  • Villainous Harlequin: Like Harley her costume and motif is based on a Harlequin.
  • Youthful Freckles: Which help differentiate her from Harley.

     Dee Dee (Deidre and Delia Dennis)
Delia and Deidre Dennis are the Dee Dee Twins, they are members of the Laugh Pack and the nieces of Harley Quinn.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the movie they were only human, but here they're meta-humans who awakened their powers together.
  • Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Rather than Harley's granddaughters, they're her nieces, and their mentor is Marian Drews, the new Harley.
  • Alliterative Name: The reason they chose their moniker, since their first and last name begin with 'De'.
  • Always Identical Twins: They're practically identical and move and act practically in unison all the time.
  • Bare Your Midriff: They both wear midriff-baring tops.
  • The Dividual: Although they are two individuals, Dee Dee often seems to act as though they are actually one person in two bodies. This seems to be a temporary effect of their powers, possibly triggered by adrenaline or a conscious effort to synchronize their goals.
  • Hates Being Alone: These twins sisters feel very vulnerable when not in close proximity to one another. The twins often pursue the same romantic interest as a way to mitigate the risk of them ever being caught alone, and to satisfy their innate drive to protect one another.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Not really hero, but they greatly admire their criminal aunt and work under Marian to show their admiration.
  • Nice Hat: Their signature white caps.
  • Related Differently in the Adaptation: They are Harley's nieces here instead of her granddaughters.
  • Related in the Adaptation: They are the illegitimate daughters of Barry Quinzel, making them Harley's nieces. Their half-brother is Danny Dennis, the owner of Rex the Wonder Dog.
  • She-Fu: Much like their aunt, the twins are expert gymnasts and martial artists.
  • Speak in Unison: It is not uncommon for them to converse in unison or by switching speakers mid-sentence.
  • Tag Team Twins: Thanks to their mental connection, they fight the best when they're focusing on the same thing.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: Wear white ones for easy mobility.

     Dottie (Dorothy Tan)
  • Ace Pilot / Badass Driver: She serves as driver for the Laugh Pack, and is an excellent driver and pilot.
  • Adaptational Modesty: Wears Modesty Shorts beneath her mini-dress.
  • Anything That Moves: She identifies as pansexual.
  • Ascended Extra: In the original series, Dottie was just one of the many Jokerz without any background (not even how she looks without make-up), but here she's closely related to a character of Beyond.
  • Break the Cutie: Finding her mother dead and butchered at the very end of the Cataclysm utterly broke her, and when a man named John Doe (possibly J-Man) whispered in her ear, she became a member of the Laugh Pack.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to her much younger sister Dana's Abel.
  • Composite Character: Dottie of the Jokerz is combined with Douglas Tan, Dana's brother who went by the Joker King alias.
  • Practically Different Generations: She's 10 years older than her sister Dana.
  • Related in the Adaptation: She's the older sister of Dana Tan, the girlfriend of Terry McGinnis.
  • Weapon of Choice: Uses a rubber chicken wrapped in barbed wire and full of glass bottles.

     Ghoul (Stewart Carter Winthrop III)
  • Abusive Parents: His father was a complete penny pincher who even put a number of his businesses in his son's name to defer, avoid, or ignore corporate taxes. When he turned 21, he used a shady lawyer and accountant to evict his parents from their own house.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the original series he was just a human with a scarecrow motif, but here he's a human turned into an actual ghoul.
  • Animorphism: Ghouls can also assume the form of a hyena (a trait that suggests ghouls originated from Africa or the Middle East, and may explain their skittish behavior).
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a torn shirt that exposes his midsection.
  • Child Prodigy: Though Stewart was a truly brilliant boy, his parents did not see fit to provide him with the various resources or attention to mold that genius into something productive.
  • Classy Cane: Carries one.
  • Glass Cannon: He's got a glass jaw and very little tolerance for pain—provided you choose the right sort of pain to implement. He can take down dozens of bullets with little effect, but if you can dislocate just one pinky finger, this guy is crying for mercy.
  • Non-Action Guy: Ghoul, despite having supernatural abilities, is actually not that difficult to deal with in a fight if you know what you're doing. The guy is a computer expert and clearly doesn't have the head of fighting.
  • Our Ghouls Are Different: A group of vampires tried to turn him, but the ritual failed and he ended up reanimating as a ghoul. Ghouls are supernatural scavengers that feed on the flesh and blood of the dead. Though they can prey on the still-living, ghouls tend to be skittish and find relative safety through grave-robbing for their diet.
  • Scary Scarecrows: Despite being a member of the Laugh Pack, he dresses like a scarecrow.
  • The Smart Guy: He serves as the Laugh Pack technical expert.

     Terminal (Carter Wilson)
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Outwardly a model student, Carter Wilson led a secret life as Terminal, the leader of a gang part of the Laugh Pack.
  • Broken Ace: Terminal is one of the best students in his year and excels at almost everything...but "almost" isn't good enough for his mother, so he becomes a violent criminal to take his anger out on everyone else.
  • My Beloved Smother: Terminal's mother forces him to adhere to incredibly high standards and treats him getting the second highest grade as if he flunked out of school.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: Terminal's actions are moved by the fact his mother has this mindset.

     Card Queen (Duela Dent) 
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     J-Man (John Doe)
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears a purple one that's very similar to his boss'.
  • Composite Character: J-Man from the Jokerz of Batman Beyond is combined with Heath Ledger's Joker from The Dark Knight. Elements of his back story, the name 'John Doe', and others parts of the character comes from the Batman: The Telltale Game interpretation of the Joker.
  • The Corrupter: He's the one who turned Dorothy Tan into the unstable Dottie.
  • Death Seeker: It's highly doubtful J-Man cares about anyone or anything, even Dottie or himself.
  • Diabolical Mastermind: He is very intelligent and a masterful planner, being able to outsmart the police almost every time they try to stop him, often by using layered backup plans. J-Man also has shown he can figure out how people think, as well as how to best manipulate them.
  • Expy: Clearly based on Heath Ledger's incarnation of the Joker in The Dark Knight.
  • Expy Coexistence: He's the closest to an Alternate Self of the Joker in Earth-27.
  • Glasgow Grin: To imitate the Joker's smile, he has this type of face, although it apparently wasn't caused by the Joker himself.
  • Mysterious Past: Much like in the movie and the Joker himself, no one knows the real name or origin of J-Man. He was found one night floating in a river with six gunshot wounds and amnesia, as well as his signature Glasgow Grin.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: J-Man set himself apart from other members of the Laugh Pack by not engaging in the use of gags or gimmick weaponry, preferring to use straightforward guns, explosives, and switchblades.
  • Sadistic Choice: Many of his "games" often compel people to make extreme choices and force them to choose between themselves and others. Whether these are for his own sadistic amusement, to spread his apparent love of anarchy, or as some part of larger agenda remains to be seen.
  • Secondary Color Nemesis: Much like the original Joker, he wears a purple suit and has dyed green hair, and is the closest to the Joker in terms of personality.
  • The Sociopath: He's devoid of compassion, morals, limits, mercy, and remorse.
  • Straw Nihilist: He considers his sadistic nature is proof that he is "ahead of the curve" and everyone is an anarchist at heart - and just in need of a little push to bring about the realization.
  • Unreliable Narrator: He likes entertaining hostages with a story of how he got his scars that often contradicts the last telling of the story.

     Bianca Steeplechase
  • Battle Couple: If you encounter Bianca or Hayley in the field, the other is likely not to be far. The two work in tandem. Hayley usually works her best to exhaust or entangle her targets, or otherwise impair them, and thus allow Bianca to close in for an easy finishing blow.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: She has green hair and green eyes after becoming exposed to Joker Venom.
  • Distaff Counterpart: Of the Joker, whom she considers her "Blood Brother".
  • Feuding Families: The Steeplechase and Gold family have been feuding for over a century. Nowadays she likes making the life harder for both families.
  • I Have Many Names: Her list of alias include The Thrill Killer, Joker's Daughter, Joker's Sister, Miss J, She-Joker, Comedienne, Last Laugh and Bebe.
  • Patricide: She is almost unquestionably the killer of her own father. In 2010, Doug Steeplechase was thrown from his high-rise window. He had been infected with blood with similar properties to Joker Venom and security cameras caught Bianca and Hayley in a nearby parking garage.
  • Poisonous Person: Bianca Steeplechase had an unexpected reaction to Joker Venom - she survived. Though the toxin left her permanently changed with green eyes and hair, and bleached white skin, it also gave her toxic blood with similar effects to Joker Venom when introduced into another's blood stream.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: She and Hayley were coming back from a party dressed as clowns when the Cataclysm occurred. They were saved by the Laugh Pack, who mistook them for members, and after spending months at the clown camp, they embraced it and became members.
  • The Rival: Sees Duela Dent as her arch-rival. She also sees Duela's mother Gilda as a rival as well.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She dresses in a suit and is more masculine than her wife Hayley.

     Yo-Yo (Hayley Fitzpatrick)
  • Abusive Parents: Her father was apparently abusive towards her and her mother was apathetic towards the abuse.
  • The Bait: Unlike most of the other Laugh Pack members, Hayley appears to abhor the use of clown make-up. In order to still sell herself as a team player, Hayley often agrees to do undercover work or pose as the "bait" to lure victims in a position for the rest of the gang to ambush.
  • Battle Couple: If you encounter Bianca or Hayley in the field, the other is likely not to be far. The two work in tandem. Hayley usually works her best to exhaust or entangle her targets, or otherwise impair them, and thus allows Bianca to close in for an easy finishing blow.
  • Canon Immigrant: She originates in the Flashpoint timeline.
  • Cleavage Window: Has a diamond-shaped cleavage window.
  • Composite Character: Yo-Yo of Flashpoint is combined with Hayley Fitzpatrick, the Harley Quinn of Thrillkiller
  • Killer Yoyo: Her Weapon of Choice. Yo-Yo's plasma weapon uses components stolen from WayneTech. She has fitted her gloves with a special material stolen from STAR Labs which affords her much-needed protection from her dangerous weapon.
  • Mega Twin Tails: Her twin-tails go past her waist.
  • Official Couple: Married to Bianca Steeplechase.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Her outfit is mostly red and black.
  • Sure, Let's Go with That: She and Bianca were coming back from a party dressed as sexy clowns when the Cataclysm occurred. They were saved by the Laugh Pack, who mistook them for members, and after spending months at the clown camp, they embraced it.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She dresses in a skirt and fishnets and is less masculine than her wife Bianca.


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